Liverpool take on relegation threatened Leicester on Monday night knowing anything short of victory will put a huge dent in their Champions League qualification hopes. Here’s how Jürgen Klopp could line his side up for the encounter.

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It’s been over a week since the victory over Brentford, with the squad enjoying a trip to Spain, before returning to training at the AXA Training Facility on Tuesday. The manager has a similar squad available for tomorrow night’s encounter, with Firmino and Keita still not passed fit to return.

We can expect to see the strongest side available, with the week’s worth of training sure to have been used to work on some of the kinks in the new system that has coincided with an uptick in form. The Reds go chasing a seventh consecutive victory.

In goal will be Alisson Becker, with the regular back three of Konaté, Van Dijk and Robertson shielding him. Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho will continue to pair up in midfield as the double pivot when the side has possession, with Trent of course dropping back into the right back position off the ball.

Further up in midfield, Curtis Jones can expect to keep his place. He’s changed opinions over the past month or so with his level of performances. This would be a ninth consecutive start as he forges an important role for himself heading into next season.

Klopp opted for four forwards last time out, but with this being an away trip to a Leicester side that remains dangerous going forward, he could revert back to three forwards. That should see the skipper return to the starting XI.

He could take the place of Darwin Nunez, with the big money striker still not completely at home in the side just yet. Gakpo has fared better leading the line and dropping deep to aid buildup. The Dutch international will be flanked by Salah on the right.

On the left, it’s a toss up between Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota. The Colombian started back to back games before being rested for the visit of Brentford. He could return to the side here and be tasked with causing the Foxes’ right back all sorts of problems with his pace and direct running.

Jota could prove a useful option off the bench (as we saw against Spurs), as should Darwin. Even with Firmino out, it’s an abundant of riches in attack. In total, it’s a predicted two changes to the side that started against Brentford in that narrow win at Anfield.

Predicted team:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz.

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Elliott, Carvalho, Jota, Darwin.

Predicted Leicester XI (5-3-2): Iversen, Pereira, Faes, Souttar, Soyuncu, Castagne, Soumare, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.



  1. We have put our destiny into our own hands and watch what ever happens to Newcastle and Manchester United. If we’re able to win the rest of our matches and any of the above teams drop points, then, a big Hallelujah.

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